An archipelago of northern-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of the Taymyr Peninsula. Discovered in 1913, the group comprises three major islands and several smaller ones.
(place) Group of Russian islands in N Asian Russia north of the Taimyr Peninsula, between the Kara & Laptev seas: 14,175 sq mi (36,713 sq km)
Origin of severnaya-zemlya
- From Russian Северная Земля (Sévernaja Zemljá, “Northern Land") f.